India Hate Lab (IHL)

Newsclick: 668 instances of hate speech in India in 2023

The report has revealed harrowing figures of hate speech on the rise in India. The data by the group features BJP, India’s ruling party, as a significant player in the functioning of hate speeches.

The report stated that 498 out of 668 instances of hate speech took place in areas which had a BJP-led government. About 255 of the total number of incidents took place in the 1st half, while 413 took place in the second 2nd half when elections for several states were going to happen. What is further astonishing is that 20% of the instances recorded of hate mentioned the ongoing Gaza siege.

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